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Mid-September Post 2015 – Two Challenges at Once!

Mid month update. No movement on the submissions, except I got one more rejection. But, I mailed that story right back out. The rest are still out in the world.

Here’s the numbers:

Submissions: 12
Acceptances: 0
Rejections: 24

We are ¾ of the way through the year, so I’m sure I’m not going to get a hundred rejections, but maybe I’ll get 30 or 40? Maybe I’ll get at least one acceptance? One can hope.

My other challenge isn’t going so well. I started off strong, but somewhere around September 10, I fell behind. It’s not the writing that is hard, it’s the finishing. So now I have two unfinished stories sitting on my table. I opted to keep working on those rather than start yet another story. I suppose I could write a couple of flash fiction under five hundred words to catch up, but I’d rather finish up these two stories that I really like and am excited about.

What ever happens I’m glad I decided to do this. Like I said in my earlier post, there is something satisfying about finishing. I will have more new stories and I can submit those and add them to my challenge.

I would count the stories, but it’s getting late. I think I have 12(?) right now. Not too bad. Just a few stories behind.

A nice break from the longer story. In October, I will get back to that.

  1. rubiredsaid #

    That’s the spirit, you must not give up! I don’t know you but I will say stay positive. Did you ascertain the reason for rejection?
    Best wishes.


    September 15, 2015
    • Christina #

      Unfortunately no. This last rejection was a standard form letter. The story was a reprint (and the journal accepted reprints), but I guess that it wasn’t for them. Thanks for your encouraging words.


      September 16, 2015
      • rubiredsaid #

        OK. There’s still hope. Best wishes.


        September 16, 2015

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